https://spectator.sme.sk/r/25/politics-and-society/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854936/police-detain-another-person-in-promissory-notes-case.htmlPolice detain another person in promissory notes case2018-06-21T22:40:34ZEx-director of private broadcaster TV Markíza, Pavol Rusko, was detained shortly after being heard.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854567/weather-warnings-against-heat-and-storms-issued.htmlWeather warnings against heat and storms issued2018-06-21T12:55:35ZSlovakia will be hit by a significant temperature drop during the weekend, and snow is expected at some places.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854251/naka-detains-businessman-kocner.htmlNAKA detains businessman Kočner2018-06-21T05:36:45ZThe shady businessman featured in several scandals was detained June 20 in connection to questionable promissory notes and tax-related crimes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854249/protesting-farmers-refuse-to-leave-bratislava-before-meeting-pm.htmlProtesting farmers refuse to leave Bratislava before meeting PM2018-06-21T05:33:33ZThe farmers driving tractors caused a traffic collapse in some areas. As of now, PM Pellegrini has no intention of meeting with them.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20854034/last-week-in-slovakia-farmers-staged-a-protest-by-driving-across-the-country.htmlLast Week in Slovakia: Farmers staged a protest by driving across the country2018-06-20T15:49:24ZListen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853746/political-crisis-institutional-independence-and-fake-news-the-biggest-challenges-of-slovak-journalism.htmlDigital News Report: What are the biggest challenges of Slovak journalism?2018-06-20T14:43:26ZTrust in the media slightly increased following the murder of journalist but it may not last.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853846/after-ten-years-the-national-oncology-register-will-be-re-activated.htmlOncology register will get an update after 10 years2018-06-20T13:55:49ZScreening, prevention and registering of incidences can help reduce risk of cancer – which is supposed to become the most frequent cause of death in a few years. HPV vaccination to be introduced has provoked protest emails.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853762/the-measles-epidemic-in-eastern-slovakia-has-registered-38-cases.htmlMeasles continue spreading in the east2018-06-20T13:20:11ZFrom the original source of infection, the village of Drahňov, the infected who violated quarantine rules have spread measles to other places. Six cases also involve medical staffers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853506/parliamentary-committee-disagrees-over-president-kiskas-campaign-financing.htmlParliamentary committee disagrees over President Kiska’s campaign financing2018-06-19T21:07:17ZSome members believe Kiska clearly violated the law while others are criticising the committee for acting outside of its jurisdiction.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850709/slovak-women-scientists-prove-that-science-is-not-just-for-men.htmlSlovak women scientists prove that science is not just for men2018-06-19T14:07:13ZI grew up with the conviction that science belongs to men, said one awarded Slovak scientist.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853115/five-years-after-the-moldava-raid-the-victims-have-turned-into-perpetrators.htmlFive years after the Moldava raid, the victims have turned into perpetrators2018-06-19T13:41:43ZJune 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the brutal and much-discussed raid in the Roma settlement; and it points to five of those beaten being charged with perjury.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853031/murdered-filipino-taken-home-by-slovak-government-plane.htmlMurdered Filipino taken home by Slovak government plane2018-06-19T13:29:49ZThe body of expat killed in a violent street incident in downtown Bratislava at end of May has been transported to his homeland.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852608/hoax-beware-of-hiv-infected-oranges.htmlHoax: Beware of HIV-infected oranges2018-06-18T22:53:25ZOne joke got out of hand while a false declaration was used to promote the anti-immigrant agenda. Here are some recent hoaxes spreading on social media.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852609/two-cops-charged-with-corruption-in-case-allegedly-involving-illegal-dump.htmlTwo cops charged with corruption in case allegedly involving illegal dump2018-06-18T19:50:27ZThe illegal dump represents a risk to drinking water in the Žitný Ostrov area.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20852133/for-a-decent-slovakia-organise-another-protest-for-june-22-as-they-sue-ex-pm-fico.htmlFor a Decent Slovakia organise another protest for June 222018-06-18T13:36:23ZAt the same time, they are suing ex-PM Robert Fico, in response to his statements made during the protest rallies in February, citing fear-mongering and defamation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850770/youngest-slovak-village-is-a-communist-dream-come-true.htmlYoungest Slovak village is like New York2018-06-16T17:39:48ZDedina Mládeže (The Youth Village) was a mere experiment during the communist era. Now, the still inhabited village has morphed into an open-air museum.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849912/top-3-news-from-last-week-in-slovakia.htmlTop 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia2018-06-15T07:40:00ZPresident Andrej Kiska delivered a harsh state of the republic address in parliament.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20850118/policeman-from-anti-corruption-unit-arrested-for-corruption.htmlPoliceman from anti-corruption unit arrested for corruption2018-06-15T00:07:12ZThe case might be linked to illegal waste dump.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849780/head-of-the-sykorovci-group-sentenced-to-life.htmlHead of the Sýkorovci group sentenced to life2018-06-14T14:12:54ZApart from Róbert Lališ, other members of this organised crime group were given sentences.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849291/journalist-petkova-it-is-terrible-to-read-that-we-ordered-jans-murder.htmlJournalist Petková: It is terrible to read that we ordered Ján’s murder2018-06-14T10:09:41ZThe Trend weekly’s reporter Zuzana Petková no longer takes her phone to police interrogations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849389/coalition-politicians-slam-kiska-for-his-state-of-republic-address.htmlCoalition politicians slam Kiska for his State of Republic Address2018-06-13T22:14:53ZThe Smer chairman accuses him of becoming an opposition politician while PM Pellegrini suggests Kiska is no longer a non-partisan head of state.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849381/smer-improves-slightly-in-polls-progressive-slovakia-on-the-rise.htmlSmer improves slightly in polls, Progressive Slovakia on the rise2018-06-13T22:02:17ZIn the beginning of June, the ruling party would have garnered 21.7 of the public vote.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849369/the-handmaids-tale-in-parliament.htmlThe Handmaid’s Tale in parliament2018-06-13T21:52:23ZFeminist activists dressed in costumes from the TV series to protest a proposed law banning abortions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849300/last-week-in-slovakia-kiska-gave-a-harsh-state-of-the-republic-address.htmlLast Week in Slovakia: Kiska gave a harsh state of the republic address2018-06-13T18:40:04ZListen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20849144/10-quotes-from-the-presidents-speech.html10 quotes from the president’s speech2018-06-13T18:18:50ZPresident Andrej Kiska gave his state of the republic address to the parliament. What did he tell the MPs?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848868/wanted-brtva-testified-in-court-nobody-arrested-him.htmlWanted Brtva testified in court, nobody arrested him2018-06-13T13:17:11ZThe man for whom a European arrest warrant has allegedly been issued testified and even gave media interviews, while walking away free afterwards. His lawyer claims they appealed and so the warrant is suspended.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847980/professionals-warn-of-storms-in-the-whole-of-slovakia.htmlProfessionals warn of storms in all Slovakia2018-06-12T19:00:00ZA first-degree warning has been issued for June 12 and the night of June 13, with supercells being expected in some parts of eastern Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20848211/slovak-high-tech-fortress-hosts-cryptominers.htmlSlovak high-tech fortress hosts cryptominers2018-06-12T15:41:31ZA Slovak cryptofarm using actors and a data centre for promotion caught the eye of the worldwide IT community.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847956/which-are-the-key-events-in-modern-slovak-and-czech-history.htmlWhat are the key events in modern Slovak (and Czech) history?2018-06-12T13:51:20ZCzechs and Slovaks have rated the key events in domestic modern history, picking a wartime uprising, an anti-communist revolt and the rise of independent Slovakia. They also ranked top important personalities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847560/small-child-dies-after-being-left-in-overheated-car.htmlSmall child dies after being left in overheated car2018-06-11T22:36:40ZParamedics warn that a child’s body overheats up to five times more rapidly than that of an adult.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847545/volunteers-went-on-a-date-with-their-cities.htmlMore than 10,000 volunteers went on dates with their cities2018-06-11T21:18:58ZCleaning castles and painting fences. This is how people participated in the biggest volunteering event in central Europe.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20847071/poison-that-killed-birds-of-prey-found-in-hunters-house.htmlPoison that killed birds of prey found in hunter’s house2018-06-11T14:36:47ZSomeone in the vicinity of the village of Tvrdošovce has killed at least 24 birds of prey this year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846966/prosecutor-spirko-found-guilty-of-disciplinary-transgression-by-committee-but-no-punishment-imposed.htmlProsecutor Špirko found guilty of disciplinary transgression but not punished2018-06-11T14:06:53Z“In light of the nature of the transgression, it is reasonable to expect that having the disciplinary committee deliberate on the matter is sufficient,” says committee chair.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20846932/most-hids-bela-bugar-to-run-for-slovak-president.htmlMost-Híd’s Béla Bugar to run for Slovak president2018-06-11T13:53:01ZHis party argues that “the time is ripe for a member of an ethnic minority to run for president”. Political analysts see it as Most-Híd’s effort to draw attention before the general election.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845803/bratislava-called-for-an-end-to-violence-and-justice-for-henry-acorda.htmlBratislava called for justice for Henry Acorda and an end to violence2018-06-08T20:12:04ZThe organisers of the commemorative gathering expressed their sympathy for the family of the killed Filipino expat and called for an end to violence against women and foreigners in society.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845065/amcham-attacks-like-the-one-on-henry-acorda-have-no-place-in-civilised-society.htmlAmCham: Attacks like the one on Henry Acorda have no place in civilised society2018-06-08T00:06:13ZBusinesses employing foreigners speak up against violence and racism in the wake of the brutal attack.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844944/bratislava-gathering-for-murdered-filipino-expat-moved-to-friday.htmlBratislava gathering for murdered Filipino expat moved to Friday2018-06-07T23:53:19ZThe funeral will take place the day after.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20845048/top-3-news-from-last-week-in-slovakia.htmlTop 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia2018-06-07T21:51:34ZThe killing of Filipino expat in Bratislava prompts protests against violence.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20844488/do-you-already-have-your-volunteer-t-shirt.htmlDo you already have your volunteer T-shirt?2018-06-07T13:40:41ZVolunteers across Slovakia will help improve their environment as part of the traditional Our City event.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20843970/what-share-of-slovaks-prefers-nature-protection-to-economic-growth.htmlWhat share of Slovaks prefers nature protection to economic growth?2018-06-07T13:35:48ZSlovakia participates in the European Values Study